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Soft, kissable lips are a must all year-round, but different seasons can present their own set of problems. In the winter, frigid temps and dry air can take its toll. And in the summer, sky-high heat and the sun’s harmful rays can cause major dehydration.
How can you pull off the hottest lipstick shade of the season with a chapped pucker?
We’d go as far as to say that chapped lips are one of our major pet peeves — something we seem to have in common with Zoe Saldana. So what’s the solution? It turns out the 38-year-old actress, mom and lover of fiery red lipstick (she’s a die-hard fan of MAC's "Russian Red") has cracked the code on chapped lips.
MAC Matte Lipstick in "Russian Red," $18, Nordstrom
Her secret? "I buy this thing in Europe whenever I go, or whenever anyone I know goes to Europe," she told Byrdie. The product in which she’s referring is Boiron Calendula Homeopathic First Aid Ointment. Made from marigold petals, this French remedy promises to soothe, protect and heal cuts, minor burns and chapped skin. Saldana swears by it as a pre-lipstick primer.
Below, find Saldana’s favorite pout-perfector — plus four additional fabulous and affordable options to restore your lips to all their smoochable glory.
Zoe's Pick: Boiron Calendula Homeopathic First Aid Ointment, $8, Amazon
2. Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair Ointment, $4, Amazon
3. Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy, $4, Amazon
4. Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter, $4, Amazon
5. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Shea Butter & Vitamin E, $7, Sephora
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